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Feb 21, 2013 5:00am PST
december including a falcon, two crows and another raccoon in palo alto. >>> that growing tent city near san jose is now coming down. the camp near guadalupe river north of columbus park there. "today in the bay's" arturo santiago is live in san jose with what the city is planning to do about it and when they're planning to do it. arturo, good morning. >> reporter: the situation out here has not improved in the last few weeks. the population of the tent city in fact has swelled to more than 100 people and the city of san jose now has plans to move the encampment out the first week in march. now the site is located along spring street between taylor and heading streets. it's in a large grassy field near the guadalupe river park. the tents are spread out and clustered around trees on the land. the tent city started to grow back in january after state lands along the guadalupe river were cleaned up by caltrans and that displaced the homeless camping in those areas. mayor chuck reed says the people are trespassing here and there are no sanitary facilities and city cannot have people living i
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
the 11th story of city heights, a condo complex located at st. james and san pedro street overnight. investigators are not releasing any other information about what led to that fall. >>> a major break in the case that has shaken a local city. police say they made an arrest in the death of a 13-year-old girl. her body was found in a park in fairfield last friday. tonight a 32-year-old man is behind bars. nbc bay area's monte francis joins us with the latest. >> reporter: raj, good evening. fairfield police and the fbi spent part of the day after suspect's house and at his work place which is reportedly a barbershop on oliver road. what is the connection, if any, between the suspect and the 13-year-old victim? officers arrested 32 ye-year-ol anthony lamar jones of fairfield as he was walking along the 1100 block of east tabor avenue in fairfield at about 7:00 this morning. police say he had been under 24-hour surveillance since early on in the investigation. >> we have evidence linking jones to this homicide, and we believe at this time he acted alone and there are no other suspects'
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
once he retires. we'll tell you what it is just ahead. >>> flipping the switch. we'll tell you why city streets throughout san jose are about to become brighter just ahead. >>> headed back to the international space station. space x gets this much closer. we'll take a look coming up. >> she had half of her dinner and headed north and just kept heading north and heading north. >> heading north. >> heading wherever she wants to go. soaring the skies over the bay. the high tech twist that helped rescuers tail a bald eagle on a three-day flight. we'll have that just ahead. >>> it's been said many times before anything worth having is worth waiting for. i guess we'll find out later tonight if that's truly the case when the san jose city council gets its very first look at a plan to revitalize japantown. the original plan had to be shelved when the economy took a turn for the worst five years ago. bob redell is live with more on why this thing has new life now. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. for many years the city of san jose has wanted to redevelop this five to si
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
homeless encampment in san jose is getting bigger and now the city gearing up to clear everyone out. the city says at least 100 people are now living in the makeshift tent city on spring street. "today in the bay's" arturo santiago live at the encampment this morning. when everyone will be forced out, are they going to try to send these folks to shelters? >> reporter: that's what they're going to try to do. the situation out here has not improved in the last few weeks. the population as you said of the tent city has swelled to more than 100 people and now the city of san jose has plans to move the encampment out during the first week of march. the site is located along spring street betwe street. it's near the guadalupe river park which is land that belongs to the city and the san jose airport. the tents are spread out and clustered around trees on the land. the tent city started to grow back in january after state lands along the guadalupe river were cleared up by caltrans and that displaced homeless camping in those areas. with this area, mayor chuck reed says the people are tresp
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Feb 19, 2013 11:00pm PST
were doing business every day all day at this county office? on most city streets, you park, you pay. unless you have one of these. and on fourth and fifth between broadway and washington in oakland, it seems like almost everyone does. i've noticed a lot of placards. there is never any street parking. >> a lot of people do on this street here. >> reporter: so we set up watch after getting a tip from a viewer who became suspicious when he noticed the plethora of placards here. the county health services, the coroner, the sheriff's office and right across from oakland pd. do you work over here? you do? >> reporter: we observed people with placards running from their cars, carrying boxes, even balancing on high heels. and while you can't always spot the disability just by looking at someone, we could see why this spot stood out. how often are your patients asking you for one of these placards? >> i get a request at least once a week. >> reporter: cardiologist walter savidge says he signs just one or two requests a year because he wants his patients to exercise, and because -- >> there i
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Feb 25, 2013 4:30am PST
. >>> the city of san jose is working on a plan to fix the bad roads. that's the good news. on the downside, taxpayers will likely flip that bill. the city says nearly a quarter of its roadways are in fact in poor condition and by 2020, every road would be in that category. city leaders proposing a series of taxes to help increase funding for road work. the possible taxes include a quarter or a half cent sales tax increase as well as a bond measure that would cost the average homeowner about $100 a year. >>> about 4:35 now. the academy awards wrapped up last night with plenty of big winners. >> "argo." >> first lady michelle obama announced the biggest prize best picture which went to ben affleck's thriller about the rescue of six american hostages in iran. affleck produced, directed and starred in the film which won three oscars including best adapted screen play. "life of pi" took home best detector and daniel day-lewis won his third oscar for best actor for his starring role in "lincoln." >> my fellow nominees, my equals, my bests, i'm proud to be included as one against you. >> you are
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Feb 21, 2013 4:30am PST
official is apologizing this morning. the city administrator mistakenly accused wolfe of releasing a letter about a short-term lease extension in oakland to the media but not coliseum authority officials. that, however, was not true and after being told of santana's claim, wolfe fired out an e-mail saying it's sad when someone is devoted to harm someone else's reputation. yesterday santana apologized for the mistake calling it human error. >>> hosting those 2024 summer olympic games is an exciting proposition. the city of san jose says it simply doesn't have the money to make a bid. mayor chuck reed says it takes billions of dollars to host olympic games. a price tag just too heavy for a city that's still struggling to keep cops on the streets. san jose was one of 35 cities invited by the u.s. olympic committee to bid for those games. san francisco and sacramento were also asked. san francisco mayor ed lee says he wants to establish a permanent nonprofit organization to work on securing major events like the olympic games. >> not a bad idea because it keeps coming up. it would be nice. >> 4
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Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm PST
. investigators say they've been tracking him the last two months. oakland today became the first city in the country to issue city i.d. cards that double as debit cards. that groundbreaking municipal program launched today. the goal is to ensure that everyone in the city has a usable form of identification regardless of their immigration status. the i.d.s will serve as debit cards so people who usually only carry cash can now have a more secure way to keep their money. >> a huge way of giving access to people who are right now living in the shadows, this way they can feel safe representing themselves to the city authorities to access city authorities, the police, at the same time have financial services at very low cost and not feel that they have to live in cash the rest of their lives. >> oakland residents can preregister for the program as of today. critics worry the cards could be easily stolen and compromised. >>> okay. 49ers fans have been waiting for 18 years for this. so now the wait is less than 48 hours. an interesting twist in new orleans today. the opposing head coaches he
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00am PST
riddell live with what they will be doing. good morning. >> joint effort between redwood city school district and the police department to try to make campuses on the peninsula safer and better prepared in case an active shooter were to attack. police are now encouraging patrol officers to become familiar with the local elementary school in their words to adopt the school asking officers to visit schools in the patrol zone on a daily basis, to become familiar with teachers and students and the layout of the campus. they are asking them to review security procedures to make sure campus is best prepared at keeping a gunman from entering school grounds. it is the only school with a full-time officer. the middle schools have part-timers. educators would be trained on how to handle an active situation. training sessions scheduled for next month and april. the schools are formulating a more comprehensive emergency response plan that would include police, fire, hospitals and other first responder. in august or september police and the district will conduct a full scale drill on one of the c
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Feb 2, 2013 7:00am PST
tomorrow's game. gorge gasgon says anyone trashing the city can expect to be hit with the full force of the law. he's trying to avoid the property disruption and violence and when the 49ers last won the super bowl. he points out the internet makes it very easy to track down anybody who is breaking the law. >> there is this false sense of security that you're in the middle of a crowd, everybody's drunk and there's some protection through anonymity. the reality is that with the proliferation of portable phones that carry the ability to video and do photographs, you're never going to have that anonymity. >> gasgon is prosecuting 14 cases in connection with the world series vandalism and he says the key evidence in those cases came from cell phones. >>> our own lawrence scott is in new orleans and coming up later in this newscast he will introduce us to one devoted football fan from san francisco with a perfect super bowl attendance record. that story coming up in just about ten minutes. >>> and after the super bowl wraps up tomorrow, switch to nbc bay area for a special post game show a
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
here in california. the city of san francisco file would a brief saying prop 8 was discriminatory. the court will hear the case march 26th. >>> what will president obama do? will he get involved with the debate? mr. obama has stated that same-sex couples should have equal rights. when asked whether he will take a position in the high court case, the president said only that the solicitor general was looking into it, and he had no further comment. >> employees in the south bait need your help to identify a serial bank robber linked to five heists starting january 8. since then he's robbed four other banks, the latest on tuesday in santa clara. they're releasing surveillance photos of him in action hoping someone will recognize the man. he's described being about 35 with a muscular build. three of the branchs were wells fargo branches and they're offering rewards leading to the man's arrest. at what the cost, clean-up? the city of san jose is shelling out tens of thousands of dollars to take care of its continuing problem with homeless encampments. damian trujillo uncovered that how
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00am PST
. getting ready for north bay into the city commute. look at the north bay itself. san rafael moves smoothly. damp roadways but wet, not so much. slick off-ramps. watch that. fog is showing up on road weather index. petaluma, santa rosa, that's orange on the maps, be careful for that. may be ice on local streets. not so much here. toward the maze and approach. oakland to the right. look here lafayette a new crash west 24 off the walnut creek interchange. sounds like everything is out of lanes. i'll track it. back to you. >> thank you very much. commuters should expect delays at the richmond san rafael bridge toll plaza. starting this weekend workers will replace old equipment that's used to collect tolls. caltrans officials say it could cost 50-minute delays. work will continue for several weekends and it should be done by early march. >>> brace yourselves. movie fans, tom cruise in a t-shirt back in the day and the need for speed all in 3-d. >> feel the need. the need for speed. >> that's right. maverick, goose, slider, iceman pr all in "top gun" hitting theaters today in 3-d. a six-day fly
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Feb 18, 2013 5:00am PST
to work, so do we. temperatures are comfortable in some cities right now. 50 degrees in oakland. mid 40s in some cities elsewhere. we do have that chilly winter air settling in in the north bay in particular. and santa rosa in combination to the cold, you have thick pockets of fog drifting around. you can see where we get white shading is low cloud cover. we're socked in with clouds. thick deck out there all of the way through the first part of the day. then we'll get another area of low pressure that will bring in colder air and showers as we head through tomorrow. today you don't need that umbrella. you may want to take it with you. soupy out there. 37 in gilroy. if you have the day off, it will be perfect for staying indoors and maybe with a book overcast conditions. 7:00 a.m. we stop the clock on future cast. drizzle starting to move along the coastline. not expecting much. stop that clock for you again at 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., maybe an isolated cell moving over the south bay and then heading throughout tomorrow morning, that's when the main front arrives. pretty organized. for us th
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Feb 6, 2013 4:30am PST
was beaten. >> it is 4:34. redwood city schools are plang safety drills in the wake of the newtown, connecticut school shooting. the police department announced this week it wants to send daily patrol offers to visit schools and plans to run a drill for the schools in the fall. the drill would simulate a lockdown with an active shooter on campus including loud speaker announcements, barricading doorss and covering windows. some schools are conducting such drills. this is what happened at a modesto school this week. in this simulation, two gun men opened fire on students. they lie on the ground covered in fake blood. officers shot one suspect while another hid in a classroom. s.w.a.t. team members went room to room searching. it drew criticism saying the newtown, connecticut shooting is still too fresh. planning for the drill actually began in august, before that tragedy. several months before the tragedy. >> all eyes are on the boy scouts of america today. the organization's national executive board meeting in texas where they are considering reversing the long-standing bay on gay
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Feb 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
, chanting. singing. it's going to be great. >> san francisco city officials want people to remember to celebrate responsibly. they don't want a repeat of the celebrations that turned violent after the giants' world series win last year. >>> niner fans gathered at hp pavilion, not to watch football, to cheer on the sharks. the sharks went into tonight undefeated and it was a nail biter. kimberly terry is at the shark tank with a look at game and the niner connection. >> reporter: hello, inside the shark tank it was a standard teal mixed in with 49er red. win or lose fans say it's an exciting weekend for the bay area. going in the sharks were the only undefeated team in the nhl. despite their loss to the predators they are one point behind the top team in the league. >> it's outstanding to watch a team that you support and back all the way and they're doing an outstanding job. couldn't ask for more. >> reporter: the sharks aren't the only bay area team thriving. first the giants clinched their second world series title in three years. the niners made it into the super bowl. >> it's ju
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Feb 22, 2013 7:00am PST
into interior sections of new england, almost no snow for new york city. mostly a rain event from new york city and new jersey all the way down into much of the parts of the delmarva peninsula. we will have to keep watching this and plus there's another system that's going to be coming out of the pacific northwest today that's going to cause more problems for everybody who got hit in kansas, missouri and iowa earlier this week. >> this week is going to be a wild one. >> very active week. like flo rida. >> thanks very much. let's head back to new york for a check of the other top stories and check in with carl. hey, carl. >> good morning. good morning, everyone. a manhunt has intensified after a deadly shoot-out in the heart of the las vegas strip. nbc's miguel al mcguire is there with the latest. good morning. >> carl, good morning. police are combing through mounds of surveillance tape trying to identify murder suspects. they say this began in a parking area and spilled out on to the street just behind me. mayhem off the vegas strip. a car fully engulfed in flames after a wild shooting. three
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Feb 2, 2013 5:00am PST
? >> guys, so much going on down there. this city knows how to do it right. the first time new orleans hosts the super bowl since hurricane katrina. a rashlgab a remarkable job getting this city ready for the thousands converging upon new orleans. the music plays 24 hours a day. a lot of the fans we spoke to. they are divided into three groups, ravens fans, 49ers fans, and people looking for any excuse to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. got that? we will check in with the harbaugh brothers who will be going up against each other and catch up with some celebrities. so much more coming up. we'll check back in a bit. >> sounds like somebody did an all nighter. >> i think so. for work. had to do it for work, right, jenna? >> toothpicks. am i flurry eyed yet? all for work. >> we'll see you in a bit. >>> in terms of other news, a new milestone for wall street. dow closes for the first time since the financial crisis. what that means for you and your money. >> and a new chapter for hillary clinton. former secretary of state is waking up this morning. probably still sleeping in. without
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Feb 9, 2013 5:00am PST
in new york city, up to about a foot of snow. power has been knocked out to nearly 650,000 customers, most of them in massachusetts and rhode island, and more than 1,800 flights canceled so far, that on top of the 3,600 that never took off on friday in advance of the pieces of storm, erica. >> you can understand why this storm is giving snow plows, snow blowers and shovels a real run for their money. also adding to the wintry mess here on the ground, hurricane-force winds in some areas, creating blizzard conditions. out on long island, up to 100 cars stuck for hours, in what is normally a busy expressway. talk about the size of the storm. look at this. it really gives you a sense, as it spreads across the region. these are scenes from states, making its way up the east coast. all that you can make up from the eastern portion of the united states is the tip of florida there, lester. >> yes this is a massive one. coverage across the northeast this morning. reporters standing by in hartford and boston. let me show you what's going on in central park. in many ways, this belies the danger
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Feb 21, 2013 7:00am PST
part of the country this morning. weather channel mike seidel is in kansas city, missouri, for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. a whiteout here in kansas city, snowing two inches an hour with winds gusting 30 miles an hour. this is a big storm. it will likely be their biggest snowfall in about 20 years. meanwhile, this part of the country is in a terrible drought, so the farmers are happy to see anything, snow or rain, falling from the sky. this may be coming soon to a sidewalk near you. just like this trusty mailman in michigan, millions of americans are already being challenged by a fierce winter storm. in kansas, they are bracing for up to 18 inches of snow in some parts. police in wichita are telli ini folks to stay home. >> we are asking people to stay off the roadways just because of the conditions that are deteriorating. >> reporter: the latest big blast of winter is predicted to hit 18 states, affecting at least 30 million people. all from a storm that hit california and the west coast and is now moving across the country. in tulsa, oklahoma, reduced visibi
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Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
a big city like manhattan, right? >> of course. it's a shock wave, basically. the physics of it is it hits the earth's atmosphere and feels like a brick wall to it. because of how fast it is moving. and when you hit a brick wall you basically explode. that's what happened here. exploded in midair. that shock wave shatters glass or anything sort of fragile and breakable over a huge radius. remember the oklahoma city bomb that destroyed the building it hit, but of course much glass was broken in the surrounding area. that's the effect of a shock wave air blast of an explosion of this kind. >> this seems to have come without warning. is this the sort of thing that scientists aren't able to detect in the atmosphere? >> yeah. below a certain size asteroid, they come in without warning. exactly. above a certain size, a radar can detect them. the military certainly has a smaller threshold for what they can see coming in. by the time you see them coming in, there's no defense against them. something this size is not going to render the human species exstint. something large enough
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00am PST
. however, coastal cities, it's going to be cool today. 40 degrees in san jose. inland cities are still slated to hit highs just about as warm as yesterday but we've got this onshore flow robust this morning. we're noticing your visibility dropping off from santa rosa to napa only about a quarter mile to half mile visibility and that goes for fairfield as well. concord starting to drop off. taking you to future cast. we stop the clock for you at 8:00 a.m. mostly cloudy conditions across the greater bay area. the clouds will serve as a blanket and trap in some of the warmth and that means it's not going to be too bitter cold this morning. and we'll lose a lot of that cloud cover by 11:00. onshore flow means a cool sea breeze throughout the day. you'll probably need that jacket especially in our coastal communities. we have the most sunshine between 1:00 and 2:00 over the greater bay area today. 65 degrees in livermore. 65 in gilroy. 63 in beautiful san jose. 64 degrees in fairfield. as we head throughout the afternoon, highs coming in between 3:30 and 4:00 this time of year and then the
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Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
the city. very disappointed. one of the hot spots in the past has been the mission district. especially after the giants won the world series. this business across the street sketchers was hit hard. windows were covered in graffiti. same story with the business across the street. this time much calmer. san francisco police are telling us that 25 people were arrested. mostly for public intoxication. one person was arrested after they tried to light something on fire over near 16th and mission. near 24th street a few people threw bottles at police officers. that was contained quickly and fortunately there no one was hurt. part of mission and also 24th streets were closed down to eliminate cruising after and during the game. some fans thought it was heavy handed but most spilling out of bars after that loss to the ravens, they understood. >> it's all right. as long as there's no trouble and they're here to keep everything safe, it's okay. >> reporter: now early this morning street sweepers and power washers cleaned up the streets and sidewalks in the mission district. 25 people arrested nu
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00am PST
of criminal cases. >>> san jose's mayor will outline the plans for the city today. mayor chuck reed will his give address. he is expected to call on leaders to accept a sales increase for the november ballot. the money would help support city services and restore pay to workers who agreed to pay cuts to help balance the budget. a recent poll shows 70% of people in san jose would support a sales tax increase. that's the highest level of support since polsters started asking about it back in 2009. tonight's speech will take place at the san jose civic auditorium at 7:00. >>> it is 5:07 right now. christina loren says rain is on the way. you know what? it won't bother me. two words. friday eve. i'm not sweating it. >> two words. tough guy. jon kelley. you know what, it's nothing too potent. i'll be honest with you. we're not expecting a lot of rain. enough to wash your car. that's good news. you can give your sprinklers a break for today. we'll have to wait on the front. we need the rain. it's been a long time since we've had significant rainfall. a welcome change for many of you. doppler radar
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
outside at the bay bridge as the backup starts to form for interstate 80 over the water into the city. interstate 80 through the sierra chain requirements. keep that in mind if you are heading over toward tahoe. lucky you. back to you guys. >> as long as you have the chains. thank you. >>> 6:09. a fairfield school ransacked by robbers. two armed men tied up a janitor and stole ipads wednesday night. the suspect told the 50-year-old custodian to take them specifically to where the ipads were stored. the robbers both african-american males in their 20s duck taped the man to a desk before leaving the scene. the robby was the third in four months in which thieves targtded the school's ipads. >>> today is a decision day on a lawsuit filed by a family of man who drown in the bay while police and firefighters stood by and watched onshore. the attorney says the situation was tragic but first responders did not have a legal duty to help. raymond zach waded out into the water on memorial day 2011. police say they did not go after him because he was suicidal and possibly dangerous. firefighters
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Feb 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
's death as a homicide. her death is a shock to suisun city police as well. officers there spent thursday night looking for the girl after a guardian reported her missing. >> the officers that worked on it last night, you know, i saw them. they're saddened by it. it's a shock to our system. >> reporter: suisun city police say the girl took the bus to school in fairfield thursday, but never returned home from school. now fairfield police are looking into how she ended up naked and dead in a park. parents say their kids are stunned. >> when we're strict with them, they know why now, what could happen. >> reporter: police say they will release more information about the girl after proper 'nam notification is made. jean elle, nbc bay area news. >>> a warning tonight for americans in turkey after terrorists attack the u.s. embassy. a chaotic scene. police and ambulances in the capital city of ankara. a suicide bomber tonight identified as acevit sanly. he made to it the first x-ray machine and then detonated a bomb, killing himself and a turkish guard. he is linked to a previous terror attacks
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Feb 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
between san jose and the city. they are talking about pay increases over 16% over the next three years. city leaders say they would support modest raises. >>> a sad night for the san mateo sheriff's department as they say goodbye to one of their own. deputy mirlts died last week on el camino real. he was off duty at the time and was headed to lunch when a car hit him. tonight hundreds of family, friends and fellow deputies paid their respects at a vigil at the catholic church in milbrae. >> it has been very, very tough. this is first offduty death we've had in a long time. it has been real hard. >> he had been with the police for almost eight years. the funeral is tomorrow morning. >>> new details on a triple homicide near santa rosa. police now say three men found dead inside a cabin in a wooded area were shot to death. tonight the hunt is on for their killer. the sheriff's department was called this afternoon to a property on ross station road near iron horse vineyard. the victims, all found dead inside one of the homes in that property. police of not released their identities or how
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00am PST
are trying to do to keep students safe now. good morning. >> good morning to you. the redwood city police department announcing it is now working hand in hand with the school district to make campuses on the peninsula safer and better prepared if a shooter works to attack. as part of the plan, police are now encouraging the patrol officers to essentially adopt an elementary school asking officers to visit the elementary school in their zone on a daily basis so they can become familiar with teachers and students and lay out of the campus. they want to review security procedures to make sure the campus is best prepared at keeping a gunman from entering school grounds. it is the only campus with a full time officer. the middle schools have part timerses. educators like teachers, staff, administrators will be educated how to handle an active shooter situation. the schools are formulating a more comprehensive emergency response plan. in august or september, the police and the district plan to conduct a full scale drill on campus. it would be similar in nature to this one held in modesto. the e
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00am PST
the world, matt. >> it's the middle of the afternoon, claudio, there in vatican city. s it he a place where tourists and pilgrims gather on a daily bases. any idea the reaction of the people among the street or in the plaza? >> reporter: oh, yeah. we spoke to a number of people here. they saw all of the cameras charging over them. they were there to visit st. peter's square on a quiet monday morning as the tourists do here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission. >> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. >>> this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how m
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Feb 16, 2013 5:00am PST
'connor was the city's first female mayor. this morning the headlines are about her gambling habit to which she won and lost $1 billion over a decade. her excuse for doing it may surprise you. >>> we do want to begin this morning with that carnival cruise ship. a passenger has filed a first lawsuit against the cruise line company. mark potter is in mobile, alabama, with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. that lawsuit was filed in miami by a passenger from texas seeking damages. she accuses carnival cruise lines of negligence and fraud and says that she was "injured as a result of the unseaworthy, unsafe, unsanitary, and generally despicable conditions in "aboard" the "triumph." a spokesperson says the company has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment. meantime, the "triumph" has been moved to a shipyard in mobile, where extensive repairs and cleanup begin as the official incident investigation also begins. because the ship is registered in the bahamas and the event occurred in international waters, the bahamian authority is the lead investigator. both the u.s. coast guard
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
fan of closing libraries and community centers. >> reporter: the mayor says the city is in a financial position to consider one-time bonuses. that won't be enough. consider starting salaries for the three major bay area cities. in san jose a new officer will make about $72,000 a year. in san francisco $89,000 to $112,000. oakland, $70,000 to $98,000. consider what they actually take home. in san jose they take 20% of their salary toward their pension, about double what officers pay into their pensions in san francisco and in oakland. voters passed the mayor's pension reform overwhelmingly last summer but as the homicide rate reached a 20-year high and response times have gone up for lower priority calls public support could change. >> we're hemorrhaging and they're running to us with a band-aid. it's tourniquet time and they just don't seem to understand that. >> reporter: now if the issue does go to arbitration, the city does have some level of protection because voters passed a measure which forces the arbitrator to consider the ability's ability to pay without compromising other cit
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Feb 9, 2013 7:00am PST
. that massive nor'easter is way from the coast. downtown, new york city, starting to clear out. you can see the snow wrapping around the east side of long island, boston and hartford, the snow will continue for the next few hours. you can see that lowoff shore in the northeast, convection to the south. those are the storms that helped fire up thundersnow at times and now the system is moving out to nova scotia. if things improve for air travel, the big snowstorm will move away from the coast. 34 degrees in san jose this morning. 32 in concord. 44 in san francisco. not much wind now but as high pressure builds in from the west, you'll notice winds picking up slightly into the north heading into this afternoon. chilly start, 30s and 40s to get the morning started. mid-50s, close to 60 this afternoon. we will see warmer days ahead. the mornings are still going to be chilly with patchy frost. and the seven-day forecast looks unfortunately quite dry. here's the reason why. you get high pressure acting like a wall. sinking air and sinking motion in the atmosphere. you won't get storms or clouds t
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Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
that goes into the super bowls, all the rehearsal, not just in new orleans but any city, the question a lot of people were asking last night and this morning is, how could that have happened? do we have any more information about what happened last night? entergy. they're still calling it an abnormality which we were able to figure out ourselves. willie the shame of it is, this had been such a spectacular comeback week for new orleans. it's a great american city. this was a celebration of the city, and everything went so great until there were about 13:22 left in the second half of the super bowl. >> and then we got a good game after that. so i don't think anybody will blame the city for that one. mike, surviving in the dark in new orleans last night, thanks so much. coming up, much more -- >> we'll have a touch football game. >> sounds good. more on the super bowl, the commercials, half-time show coming up a little bit later. for now here is savannah. >> thank you. now to the tense hostage drama in alabama, entering its seventh day. this morning, police say they are still communicating wit
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Feb 3, 2013 7:00am PST
francisco city officials are urging people to celebrate responsibly. they don't want a repeat of the celebrations that turned violent after the giants world series win last year. san francisco district attorney says many of those accused vandals were busted via social media. so you never know who's watching. >>> and a special tribute to the super bowl happening in the big apple today. starting at sunset tonight, the empire state building's world famous tower lights will alternate 49ers red and gold and ravens purple and white. when either team scores a touchdown, the lights will sparkle in the team's colors. the. >>> we will introduce you to the man behind the artwork that is getting national attention. we're talking about colin kaepernick's tattoo artist. that story coming up in ten minutes. >>> and stay with nbc bay area for complete super bowl coverage both on air and online, including wall-to-wall coverage following the game. we have a team of reporters on the ground in new orleans. and they will have reaction from players, coaches and, of course, from the fans. >>> we sti
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
view based google is approaching the city of san jose, they need a place for their private jets. they have a new terminal, and plenty of passengers but google is not among them. google is approaching san jose about building annex active terminal, where google and other silicon valley firms could park and service their jets. airport officials say it will generate more than $2 million a year in rent. >> the housing market is showing a bit of a rebound as well as home remodelling. the national home builders association predicts a 20% increase in remodels over the next year. but things are different than the housing boom in 2005, when home owners were remodelling and flipping for profit. this time they are paying with cash and instead of grading to sell. they are staying put. >> their home is their castle and people are remodelling to enjoy. it's a factor with many people getting ideas off of sites like pinterest. >> the most talked about haircut in the country now. the giants were back at at&t park and we think we saw tim lincecum. we did. many of the giants at the park today getti
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Feb 16, 2013 7:00am PST
the town of cheliabe broke out windows across the city in freezing temperatures. just as kids were starting their school day. >> translator: the ceiling was okay but all the windows were broken, almost all the window planes were damaged. there are no windows without damage. >> reporter: the shards of glass injuring more than 1,000 people, 100 hospitalized. canadian hockey player michael garnett lives in the region. nbc news talked with him via skype. >> it blew the vents out of my bathroom and there was debris on the floor and i'm up on the 23rd floor and i could feel the building swaying. >> reporter: pieces of the meteor punched a whole in the nearby frozen lake but missed a town and nearby nuclear plant. this is not the first time this part of the world has had an encounter with a space rock. the region is believed to be the largest space-related explosion in human history 105 years ago. the airburst flattened tens of millions of trees over an area of about 800 square miles. >> that meteorite literally shook the earth. the u.s. geological survey released a size mow gram with a magnitude
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Feb 8, 2013 11:00am PST
jose high rise. the body of the 24-year-old was found near the city heights condo complex, that's located on st. james and san pedro. at this hour, still unclear how that woman died. but police think she may have fallen from one of the higher floors of that complex. they say it appear to be simply a tragic accident. one neighbor says he woke up and heard the commotion. >> i checked my phone. i heard screaming and yelling, and so i piqeeked out the windo and i didn't see anything. i'm looking at this parking lot here. usually on thursday night it's party night. i usually hear some stragglers, drunk stragglers yelling, getting in their characters whatever. i thought it was one of those nights. >> he said his father called him when he saw the story on the news and told him what happened. it's still unclear whether or not that woman lived in that building. the coroner now in charge of this investigation. >>> a school in fairfield has been ransacked by robbers. two armed men tied up a janitor and stole 40 ipads from sem yeto continuation high school monday night. they told the custod
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Feb 6, 2013 11:00am PST
was wearing a gray sweater, skinny blue jeans and a pink backpack. she lived in sassoon city and lived in a foster home. this is video of her recording a message with friends, typical teen video now haunting to those who want answers. >> all we can do is pray that she's in a right place, you know? >> reporter: fairfield police tell me that that press conference today will most likely happen around 4:00 this afternoon. i'm also told there will be a candlelight vigil for genelle here friday evening. reporting for nbc bay area news, christie smith. >>> a street car accident has been reported, and this one looks to be pretty serious. serious injuries happening in san francisco. >> the cable car crashed with another vehicle at powell and washington in san francisco. san francisco police just confirming with our newsroom that one person has life-threatening injuries but in all five people are involved in this cable car and car crash in san francisco, powell and washington. >> once again, five people injured. total one life-threatening. we'll keep you posted on the accident at powell and wash
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Feb 25, 2013 7:00am PST
delicious! so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >>> it is 7:56. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. from sports there are rumors swirling this morning the 49ers worked eed out a deal to trade smith. cbs sports reporting the deal is a done one but can't be annou e announced until march 12th when the league officially starts. there's no word on who will acquire smith but a lot of experts believe it's the kansas city chiefs. the new chiefs head coach andy reid was reportedly interested in acquiring smith a year ago when he was coaching the eagles. i can say without hesitation, i would not trade our weather for anything. christina loren, more sunshine our way. >> especially when you consid
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Feb 24, 2013 6:00am PST
in vatican city. this morning catholics and the curious jammed st. peter's square to hear pope benedict's final blessing. this got not only a blessing but the pope also shed light on why he resigned. god had called him on the mountain to live a life of more prayer and meditation but he wasn't going to abandon the church. the 85-year-old pontiff said that god had had asked him to live this life with the same kind of dedication but to do so more in a way appropriate to his age and strength. now, this very joyous event took place against a background of scandal. there are new headlines in britain this morning, three priests and a former priest accused the scottish cardinal keith o'brien of inappropriate behavior going back some 30 years. they want cardinal o'brien to resign immediately before he comes to rome to vote for the new pope. i asked about this today and he told me that the pope will be informed of this matter this afternoon and that tomorrow the vatican will issue a statement. erica? >> anne, we're hearing plenty at home in the u.s. former archbishop of los angeles also facing pr
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Feb 3, 2013 11:10pm PST
district, eliminating cruising. and street sweepers are already buzzing through the city. signaling the party is over. with vandalism the norm in the mission after big sporting events, people who live hearsay it's a winning game plan. >> i think they're doing a good job by doing it so that way people are safe that want to come out and enjoy that's going on. >> reporter: enjoy the agony of defeat. san francisco police say at one point tonight some officers did have some bottles thrown at them on mission street but no one was hurt and the situation did not escalate. sfpd has made 25 arrests. mostly for being drunk in public. >> jean, thanks very much. >>> nbc bay area's monte francis is joinings us now with tearful fans. hangover for many, maybe you, too. >> reporter: terry, that's true. most everyone has cleared out of here and gone home already. no question, this was a heartbreaking loss to make it to the super bowl and come up short. but we talked to a lot of 49ers fans tonight who are taking this loss in stride. it was a game with its ups and its downs. hundreds of niners fans at
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
that the airline will recognize there's more opportunity more flights to other cities. san jose international has tried to step out of the shadows of sfo and oakland and lure more passengers. the airport completed a major renovation in 2010 and added a new vip lounge and recently added a nonstop flight to tokyo, that flight is now on hold after the fell aviation administration grounded the dreamliner to investigate safety issues. still, will virgin america be packing more passengers to the nearly empty terminal? this traveler comes here several times a year. >> i think it's great, i love flying out of san jose, i fly out of san francisco a lot because of necessity. >> some of the passengers we talked to today hoped the added competition will save them money. >> it's great to have more options and not have to go to san francisco, helps fill up the air port and have more competitive flight prices. >> virgin america did not want to comment, but in a statement made it clear, they are hoping their features give them an edge. they have wifi and other tech forward ammenities, we think our new flights wi
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Feb 24, 2013 7:00am PST
on waller near buchanan street in the city's lower haight neighborhood. crews were able to knock down the flames in about 45 minutes. no one was hurt, but six people were forced from their homes last night. >>> now to a developing story. the search for east bay tourists missing in south america. the east bay couple was last seen in peru almost a month ago. this morning friends and family of 25-year-old garrett hand and 27-year-old jamie neal say they are getting more concerned by the hour. neal's co-workers at the peddler bike shop say she spent months planning the cycling trip through south america. the couple left i november for that five-month adventure and have been chronicling their trip on facebook. but then the facebook posts stopped on january 25th, in peru, and the two have not been heard from since. everyone who knows that couple is extremely worried. earlier this month, the state department issued a travel warning about a group planning to kidnap american tourists in that region around cruiseco. >> i'm extremely concerned. i'm very fearful that something bad has happened. a
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Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
in new york city, tidings of things to come. 31 degrees out on our plaza this morning. snow is on the way. how much snow and when? al will have his forecast in a minute. >> i will. >> savannah guthrie and matt lauer and the aforementioned weather man al roker. >> a big weekend for snl, in the building just across the street from us this weekend. that guy there, justin bieber, will be hosting snl and will be the musical guest. that brings the family to town. this morning pattie mallette, justin's mom is in our studio. lots to talk to her about. we'll do that in a couple minutes. >> we are also going to meet a much younger star, 2-year-old titus, who became an internet sensation sinking all these baskets. he is live in our studio. matt says he can dunk on him. look at this kid. he's amazing. we'll see how good coming up live in just a minute. >> before we get to that, natalie is over at the news desk with today's headlines. >> i'm so impressed by titus. thanks savannah, matt, al. more than 10 million americans are bracing for this massive storm that's threatening to pummel the northeast and
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Feb 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
lights tonight. i had a view of that in the city the past couple of nights as well that looks very spectacular. the camera shaking around. we have winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. it's only giving us a slight windchill tonight. talk about major windchill to the northeast. i have never seen the radar with so much widespread heavy snow than what we're seeing right now. again, historic on many levels as this blizzard could be one for the record books here. maybe not even seen anything this bad since 1978. as we mentioned, for boston, about 3 feet of snow there back into new york 1 to 2 feet with with the winds topping 75 miles per hour. so do expect mayor delays no matter where you're traveling. if it involves a plane, you're likely going to face some sort of travel headache. the storm pushes out by saturday night with sunny weather by sunday. for us back here at home, it's all about this cold weather. also some icy conditions in the road waist. 29 in santa rosa tomorrow morning. 33 in san jose, and also 32 expected in livermore. so let's get you into tomorrow's highs. we are going to ge
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